Fisheries and Land Resources

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance Program was first introduced in 1996. The objective of quality assurance is to demonstrate a confidence in achieving a grade of excellence on a consistent basis for both our wild and farmed seafood products.

The basic features of the Quality Assurance Program are:

  • Expanded inspection effort
  • Delivered regionally
  • Focus on raw material but covers inspections on vessels through to retail outlets
  • Quantify quality by applying industry accepted grade standards
  • Complement role of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Promote quality consciousness throughout all sectors of the industry through training, workshops, seminars, etc.
  • Provide funding to develop systems that serve to maintain top quality
  • Enhance the value of the fishery resource to both harvesters and processors
  • Promote Newfoundland and Labrador as leading producer of premium quality seafood products in the international marketplace


Licensing and Quality Assurance

Tel: (709) 729-3736


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